Definition of Dissolve in English :

Define Dissolve in English

Dissolve meaning in English

Meaning of Dissolve in English

Pronunciation of Dissolve in English

Dissolve pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of dissolve


1. dissolve

(film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out


2. dissolve, fade away, fade out

become weaker

Example Sentences:
'The sound faded out'

3. break up, dissolve, resolve

cause to go into a solution

Example Sentences:
'The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water'

4. break up, dissolve

come to an end

Example Sentences:
'Their marriage dissolved'
'The tobacco monopoly broke up'

5. disband, dissolve

stop functioning or cohering as a unit

Example Sentences:
'The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting'

6. dissolve

cause to lose control emotionally

Example Sentences:
'The news dissolved her into tears'

7. dissolve

lose control emotionally

Example Sentences:
'She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme'

8. dissolve

cause to fade away

Example Sentences:
'dissolve a shot or a picture'

9. dissolve

pass into a solution

Example Sentences:
'The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee'

10. dethaw, dissolve, melt, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw

become or cause to become soft or liquid

Example Sentences:
'The sun melted the ice'
'the ice thawed'
'the ice cream melted'
'The heat melted the wax'
'The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase'
'dethaw the meat'

11. break up, dissolve

bring the association of to an end or cause to break up

Example Sentences:
'The decree officially dissolved the marriage'
'the judge dissolved the tobacco company'

12. dismiss, dissolve

declare void

Example Sentences:
'The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of dissolve
to go or cause to go into solution
salt dissolves in water
water dissolves sugar
to become or cause to become liquid; melt
to disintegrate or disperse
to come or bring to an end
to dismiss (a meeting, parliament, etc) or (of a meeting, etc) to be dismissed
to collapse or cause to collapse emotionally
to dissolve into tears
to lose or cause to lose distinctness or clarity
8. (transitive)
to terminate legally, as a marriage, etc
9. (intransitive) cinema, television
to fade out one scene and replace with another to make two scenes merge imperceptibly (fast dissolve) or slowly overlap (slow dissolve) over a period of about three or four seconds
10. cinema, television
a scene filmed or televised by dissolving

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see synonyms of dissolve
verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: disˈsolved or disˈsolving
to make or become liquid; liquefy; melt
to merge with a liquid; pass or make pass into solution
to break up; disunite; decompose; disintegrate
to end by or as by breaking up; terminate
to disappear or make disappear
6.  Cinema and Television
to combine or be combined in a lap dissolve
noun US, Cinema, Television
lap dissolve

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of dissolve
v. dis·solved, dis·solv·ing, dis·solves
a. To cause to pass into solution: dissolve salt in water.
b. To reduce (solid matter) to liquid form; melt.
c. To cause to lose definition; blend or blur: "Morality has finally been dissolved in pity" (Leslie Fiedler).
a. To cause to disappear or vanish; dispel: The sun dissolved the fog. That remark dissolved the tension in the room.
b. To break into component parts; disintegrate: The deal dissolved the company into three separate businesses.
c. To bring to an end, as by breaking up; terminate or annul: "General de Gaulle was returned to power ... with a mandate to dissolve an overseas empire that had turned into a nightmare" (Alison Jolly).
d. To dismiss (an assembly such as a legislative body).
3. To cause to be moved emotionally or upset.
a. To pass into solution: Salt dissolves easily in water.
b. To become liquid; melt: The clumps of snow dissolved into puddles.
c. To lose definition; become blurred or indistinguishable: "The last shadows have dissolved into darkness" (Daniel Blajan).
a. To become disintegrated; disappear: The mist dissolves as the sun rises.
b. To be broken up into separate parts: The empire dissolved into many separate countries.
c. To be brought to an end; be annulled or terminated: After a long separation, the marriage finally dissolved.
3. To be moved or overcome emotionally: I dissolved into helpless laughter.
4. To make a transition between shots in a cinematic work using a superimposition in which the first shot fades out while the second shot gradually appears.
A transition in a cinematic work consisting of a superimposition in which the first shot fades out while the second shot gradually appears. Also called lap dissolve.

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